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post #1 of 19 Old 10-03-2012, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thin Strom project, possibly revived, need help

Thinking of reviving my thin strom project this winter. I have a couple of ideas that might work out but I'll wait until it get too cold to ride so I can justify taking my bike out of service for an extended period. That way, I won't have so many withdrawal symptoms.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had any diagrams of the wiring harness that feeds the front end: i.e. headlight, signals, instrument panel, etc?

I want to change from the stock frame mounted headlight to a frame mount. I have a spare wiring hareness that I can cut into for this mod. That way, if I don't like it, I can just bolt my original fairing back in place and ride on.

I've source the frame mounted replacement windshield as a Givi Universal Windshield A700. That leaves the head light and instruments. I figure I can fab up a bracket to hold the original dash from some aluminum and I'll figure something out for the signals.

But I was wondering if anyone has cut into the front wiring harness and decoded that spaghetti?

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Well, I should have thought of that. Thanx

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Have a look at this post. Looks like someone did it already. He's selling the bike, but I'm sure you could pick his brain...



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Ok, it's back on again, after an extremely long wait. I just ordered a set of 43mm headlight brackets from Amazon.com as well as a simple headlight/signals bullet fairing. Not as cool as the bike craneguy showed way back when, but it'll get me stripped down and closer to naked to experience the difference without being committed to any serious body work that is irreversible.

If all goes well I'll probably be looking for a smaller front fender as well, but that'll wait, while I test this new mod.

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Can't call mine a thin-strom project. I am rebuilding a wrecked Wee. Front was all toast from the steering bearings forward. I will be bolting on this light this weekend. Not as cheap as what you found but it's 60/55, DOT legal, reputable manufacturer assures good beam pattern (I hope), and it's big, which I hope will complement the fat tank.
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I will be doing a write-up when I get the front sorted. Here's what it looked like for the test ride. Temporary just to be legal. Doubt that helps you any, but I figured I'd throw it out there. Good luck with yours, post pix when it's ready.

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Can't call mine a thin-strom project. I am rebuilding a wrecked Wee. Front was all toast from the steering bearings forward. I will be bolting on this light this weekend. Not as cheap as what you found but it's 60/55, DOT legal, reputable manufacturer assures good beam pattern (I hope), and it's big, which I hope will complement the fat tank.
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I will be doing a write-up when I get the front sorted. Here's what it looked like for the test ride. Temporary just to be legal. Doubt that helps you any, but I figured I'd throw it out there. Good luck with yours, post pix when it's ready.

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Not bad. I'm hoping for a naked look that is very minimalist. I may not be able to keep the tiny windscreen, but the investment is quite low to find out. I've been dreaming of this concept for a while.

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Got bored of my 05 ninja so I made her my own. Get your hand on some old street sign and get creative. It's amazing what you can do with a hammer and pieces of wood to shape stuff

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Use it to fill in where the front fairings bolt in
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My mount brackets arrived from Amazon and they're supposed to fit a 43mm fork tube but they're not even close. I've initiated return procedures but at $12 plus tax it hardly seems worth the trouble.

I was wondering about the galvanized chain link fence bracket used in fencing? They're cheap at $1-$1.50 each but I'll have to check the size. They don't measure them in millimeters so that's not an easy arm-chair conversion for the math challenged like me.

Lowe's has these brackets in standard galvanized as well as smooth black finish, so I'm going to be checking these out over the next few weeks. My bullet fairing won't arrive for a few weeks so I have time to be casual about researching the size.

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43mm is 1.69 inches. Those 1-3/8" clamps will be a bit small and certainly allow no room to wrap rubber under them. My clamps are made from the twisted upper triple which was replaced. I cut the twisted one into thirds roughly. The middle got tossed and the two outer thirds make perfect 43 mm clamps with the bar mounts for bolting to. Solid. Got a boneyard around? ANY 43 mm triple will work since you don't care about the spread btw legs or whether it is straight. Just need each clamp to be serviceable.
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